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GT-1: A Deeper Dive

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The roof of a building is an integral part of its envelope, and it’s no secret that edge metal is the first line of defense to ensure your membrane is secure and sealed to protect against blowoffs and water damage. To provide reassurance and peace of mind, International Building Codes have been updated to incorporate testing requirements to ensure this critical first line of defense is ready to battle the elements.

In the whitepaper available for download below, we’ll guide you through the new ANSI/SPRI GT-1 testing standard that is now part of the 2021 International Building Code (IBC). This includes answers to questions such as:

  1. What is ANSI/SPRI GT-1?

  2. Who are the key players?

  3. How'd we get where we are today?

  4. Why have a testing standard?

  5. When will the new IBC be adopted in my state?

  6. Where is GT-1 referenced in the IBC?

  7. How do the GT-1 tests work?

  8. How is GT-1 specified?

Click here to download the whitepaper, GT-1: A Deeper Dive.

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